Technical Specifications

Mustang Tales

Flight Report Holder and Map Case
The flight report holder and map case, located at the left-rear side of the cockpit, is now filled with the following
items. The aircraft check list. When clicked on at the top of the document (the region at the top where there is a hole), the check list will be taken out of the document holder and placed in front of the pilot. The check list is
printed on both sides, so by clicking within the main body of the check list, you may flip the check list back and
forth. To place the check list back into the document holder, simply click at the top of the document once more
(the same region you clicked on to remove the check list). (NOTE: The check list included in the cockpit of the P-51D-5-NA (Navy modified) is of the exact type printed
for use with the P-51D-5-NA series of airplanes. This early check list even has a couple of spelling errors (‘RMP’
rather than ‘RPM’), which were directly copied from the original NAA blueprint drawing for this check list. The check list found in the cockpits of the other, later-model P-51D’s, is of the final, most revised version, which was not changed after the P-51D-20-NA. Both check lists have some variations between them.)

A fuel system diagram and an oxygen system diagram is provided, as they were on all factory produced P-51D’s, which when clicked on will be taken out and placed in front of the pilot individually.
A spiral bound folder/notebook is located in the map holder, which when clicked on will bring you to the FSX Map window. A pilot flight report book resides in the flight report holder, which when clicked on will bring up the FSX kneeboard.

Cooling Gills
In the years immediately following WWII, one of the most common modifications on the P-51D/F-51D was the addition of cooling gills on each side of the radiator, to provide additional cooling when stationary or taxiing long distances. This modification likely was initiated on Mustangs operating in particularly hot climates. Through the variants in this product that have the cooling gills modification, there are as many as three different
variations as illustrated below.

Mustang Tales aircraft feature many differing payloads and controls (early & late)
Most models included (except for the Reno-modified “Geraldine” and “NACA 127”) have a specific payload of
drop tanks or bombs, and rockets that can be displayed, correct to that aircraft. These are as follows:
75-Gallon WWII Drop Tanks
- P-51D-5-NA 44-14017 (Navy modified)
- P-51D-30-NA 44-74543 "Geraldine" (stock)
75-Gallon WWII Drop Tanks & 5” HVAR Rockets
- P-51D-30-NA 44-75025 “Shangri-La”
- P-51D-30-NT 45-11513 “Royal New Zealand Air Force”
Two 500 lb. Bombs & 5” HVAR Rockets
- FJ-1D Seahorse
- P-51D-25-NT 44-84489 “Royal Australian Air Force No. 77 Squadron”
- P-51D-30-NT 45-11471 “South African Air Force No. 2 Squadron.”
- F-51D-25-NT 44-84602 “Little Beast II”
- F-51D-30-NA 44-74692 “Korean Air Force – “By Faith I Fly!”
110-Gallon Post-WWII Drop Tanks
- F-51D-25-NT 45-11489 “109th FIS Minnesota ANG”
110-Gallon Post-WWII Drop Tanks & 5” HVAR Rockets
- P-51D-30-NA 44-74423 “RCAF No. 442 Squadron.”
165-Gallon Post-WWII Drop Tanks
- F-51D-20-NA 44-72197 “192nd FBS Iceland”
- P-51D-30-NA 44-74452 “Ex-Guatemalan AF”
165-Gallon Post-WWII Drop Tanks & 5” HVAR Rockets
- RF-51D-25-NT 44-84837 “Little Lynn”

P-51K & Bf 109K-4 'Dogfight Series'

Messerscmitt Bf-109K-4

The Bf-109 was the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 units produced from 1936 up to April 1945.

The final production version of the Bf-109 was the K series, or "Kurfürst", introduced in the autumn of 1944, powered by the DB 605D engine with up to 2,000 PS (1,973 HP). Though externally similar to the late production Bf 109G series, a large number of internal changes and aerodynamic improvements were incorporated that improved its effectiveness and remedied existing flaws, keeping it competitive with the latest Allied and Soviet fighters. The Bf 109's outstanding rate of climb was superior to all Allied adversaries including the P-51D Mustang, Spitfire Mk. XIV and Hawker Tempest Mk. V.

North American P-51K Mustang

In order to keep up with demand, by the start of 1944, North American Aviation was producing Mustangs not only at just its Inglewood, California plant, but also at its Dallas, Texas plant – by mid-1944, both factories were running at their max capacity with the production of the brand new P-51D. Throughout this time, NAA’s propeller of choice was that of the 4-blade, 11’ 2” Hamilton Standard cuffed type, but the wartime manufacture of these props was not keeping up with the demand for them, and an additional, alternative option had to be found. As a result, the Aeroproducts company was contracted to supply 4-blade, 11’ diameter propellers to the Dallas factory. In order to facilitate the Aeroproducts blades a completely new spinner assembly also had to be designed and implemented. Despite the fact that the rest of the aircraft remained identical to the P-51D, the required indication of separate production from the P-51D resulted in the new designation of P-51K. A production block of P-51K’s was however only a continuation of an existing production block of Dallas-produced P-51D’s, with the propellers changed.

Total P-51K production numbers and variants are:

200 P-51K-1-NT  (P-51D-5-/NT equivalent))
400 P-51K-5-NT  (P-51D-10-NT equivalent)
600 P-51K-10-NT  (P-51D-15-NT equivalent)
300 P-51K-15-NT  (P-51D-20-NT equivalent)

With the rest of the aircraft being identical, the propellers could be swapped between variants in the field – Hamilton Standard props on a P-51K, or Aeroproducts props on a P-51D (though extremely rare), can be seen in period photos. The P-51K’s featured in this product are depicted based on a distinct moment in their service lives, and as a result, a couple examples are fitted with a replacement set of Hamilton Standard propellers, rather than the factory-installed Aeroproducts units.

P-51D 'Then and Now Series' Part 3

P-51D Then & Now 'Happy Jack's Go Buggy'

General Features Include:

Built from the ground up and exhaustively researched using original factory drawings, maintenance and assembly manual, pilot manuals, technical orders, and consulting and receiving advice from numerous Mustang restorers, maintainers, pilots, expert researchers, and historians.

- Authentic to factory production details throughout.
- Flight dynamics tuned and tested with a current P-51D owner and pilot. Two different flight models for the D-5-NA and D-30-NA variants.
- Sounds recorded from in-flight and high-power ground runs on the P-51D “Jumpin Jacques”, and includes the distinctive Mustang ‘howl’.
- Modern avionics, featuring a transponder, coms 1 & 2, a nav radio, and a VOR indicator gauge, are installed in the restored “HJGB”.
- Wartime models feature a working N-9 reflector gun sight, while the restored models feature a working K-14 gyro gun sight (with options for either the fixed reticle or the functioning gyro-controlled reticle). The K-14 can be removed.
- Fully modeled and detailed left gun bay.
- Correct WWII pilot gear for the 20th FG:
- A-11 leather flying helmet
- B-8 goggles
- A-14 oxygen mask
- B-3 life jacket
- S-2 parachute
- Flight suit and A-2 leather jacket
- Modern pilot option, with modern flight suit and HGU 55 helmet is provided on restored models (though a WWII-clad pilot is provided as default, with the same gear that the pilots that fly the aircraft today often wear whenever taking the aircraft out).
- Detailed and authentic aft cockpits, removable exhaust shrouds, tail wheel locking mechanism with control stick, correct internal and external details per variant, optional 108-gallon drop tanks, and more...

P-51D 'Then and Now Series' Part 2

P-51D 'Twilight Tear'

This P-51D, an early-production P-51D-20-NA, is quite unique in that it is one of a very select few surviving Mustangs that actually saw combat use in WWII. 44-63864 was built early enough in the war, that upon arrival to England it was assigned to the 78th FG 83rd FS at Duxford. From there, the aircraft became the personal mount of Lt. Hubert "Bill" Davis. Lt. Hubert named the aircraft after the "1944 Race Horse of the Year", a filly named Twilight Tear. The aircraft was credited with shooting down three enemey aircraft - 1 Me-109 on March 2nd, 1945, and 2 Me-109's on March 19th, 1945 (67-years ago today!). Following the end of WWII, the aircraft, which remained in Europe, was sold to Sweden, where it became RSwAF Fv26158 F16 coded Red D, and later Green K. Following service in the Swedish AF, the aircraft was obtained by the Israeli AF. The aircraft was then later sold to William Lear Jr. who flew it from Tel Aviv to Athens, and then to Geneva, with the aircraft registered then as N251L in 1960. In the summer of 1963, the aircraft was to be ferried accross the Atlantic to the U.S., by pilot Roger Gaston Arnoult, but Arnoult, having never flown a P-51 before, crashed on landing at Reykjavik, Iceland. The aircraft was almost sold for scrap, but the remains were rescued by Petur Jonsson and Michael Valdimarsson in 1986. The remains were then purchased by Ron Fagen, of Granite Falls, MN, who sent the project to Tri State Aviation for a rebuild to completely stock and airworthy condition. The aircraft flew again for the first time since 1963, in April of 2011. Final detailing was conducted through a joint-effort by Fagen's Warhawks Inc. restoration company, and the then newly founded Aircorps Aviation restoration company. The aircraft was then showcased at the 2011 EAA Oshkosh Airventure air show, where it won the WWII Grand Champion award for the authenticity and complexity of the restoration.

"Two Twilight Tears"

Of note, is the fact that this isn't the same airframe painted as Twilight Tear and formerly owned by The Fighter Collection, based at Duxford a few years ago. Through a mistaken identity-connection, that airframe was indeed believed to have been the original "Twilight Tear", but that was due to a, paperwork issue from its time in Israel (it seems all P-51's that entered into the Israeli AF ended up having their serial numbers shuffled around and re-assigned - one other case in-point also being, that the airframe used in the "Galloping Ghost" owned by Jimmy Leeward, that came out of Israel, was almost certainly not the same airframe as the original "Galloping Ghost" of the 40's that went into Israel, for this very same reason (despite the Israeli paperwork claiming that it was the same airframe). Even though the name "Lt. Bert Lee" and two Japanese flags were found etched into the metal of the TFC Mustang, the same metal the Mustang was originally produced with in 1944 and never removed, not much thought was given to it at the time that all of the belief was around that it was the wartime "Twilight Tear". However, by about 2006/2007, with the owner of the wreckage removed from Iceland, being able to prove absolutely that it was in fact the original 44-46863, and photographic evidence showing the wartime Pacific-based P-51K-10-NT "Fragile But Agile" with the exact name "Lt. Bert Lee", as well as the same two Japanese flags, painted on the aircraft in the exact same spots, it became clear that the former TFC Mustang, which had now switched owners, was actually the wartime Pacific-Theatre vet, and by 2010 the aircraft was fully restored and painted in the markings it really did once have during WWII.

P-51D 'Then and Now Series'

P-51D 'Cripes A Mighty'

P-51D-15-NA 44-14906 (C/N 109-28539) was produced at North American's Inglewood, California plant, arriving in England for the 8th Air Force in early fall of 1944. Assigned to the 352nd FG, "The Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney", the aircraft would become the personal mount of the highest-scoring Mustang ace of the war, Major George E. "Ratsy" Preddy. Preddy had originally come to England as part of the then newly-formed 352nd FG, assigned to the 487th FS, as early as 1943, first flying P-47's, then the P-51B, and finally the P-51D. Preddy would first use the name "Cripes A' Mighty" on a P-47, then use it again on his P-51B. Preddy's first P-51D, an early D-5-NA variant, became "Cripes A' Mighty 3rd", seeing action all throughout the summer of 1944. This action culminated with the August 6th mission, in which Preddy would down 6 enemy aicraft all within just five minutes of action. After this mission, Preddy went back to the States for some much needed R&R and to conduct speeches and interviews with the press, as he was now something of a national hero. Preddy returned to the 352nd FG in late October of '44, and was nominated as Commanding Officer of the 328th FS. Preddy was also assigned a new P-51D, this being 44-14906, which would once again be named "Cripes A' Mighty" (although this was Preddy's 4th "Cripes", it was not reflected in the name). On November 2nd, leading his squadron, Preddy would help the 328th set a new single sortie record for an 8th AF squadron, when they downed 25 enemy aircraft within 15 minutes. In December of '44, coming on the heel of the Allied advances, the 352nd was transferred to the Y29 forward airfield at Asch, Belgium. On Christmas Day, Major Preddy was flying 44-14906 in support of ground troops as part of the Battle of the Bulge, when he spotted a German fighter and chased it down low over the tree tops, in an area guarded by U.S. Anti-Aircraft guns. Tragically, Major Preddy was killed when he and his aircraft were hit by 'friendly' fire intended for the enemy aircraft he was chasing. For his actions in both the Pacific and European Theatres of combat, Major George E. Preddy was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star w/1 oak leaf cluster, the Distinguished Flying Cross w/8 oak leaf clusters, the Purple Heart, the Air Medal w/7 oak leaf clusters, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Croix de Guerre, and several other medals.  

Cripes A' Mighty, an Award-Winning Restoration
P-51D-30-NA 44-74813 (C/N 122-41353) was manufactured too late in the war to see any action and was instead placed into storage. In the post-war years, Canada purchased a number of Mustangs from the USAF, totaling 130 in-all, between 1947 and 1951. 44-74813 was amongst one of the last of this bunch, purchased on January 10, 1951 for the Royal Canadian Air Force. The aircraft served at RCAF Station Chatham as 9261. With the entry of jets into active service as early as 1948 and ’49, it is thought that 9261 was likely used in a training role. By 1956 the Canadian Mustangs began to be phased out, with the last being stricken from service 1960, with most of the Mustangs already in storage by this point. 44-74813 was first civilian-registered in the summer of 1958, as N6301T. It then passed through a number of owners from the 1960's through to the 1990's. During the mid-90's the aircraft was painted as "Cripes A' Mighty IV", a less-than-accurate depiction of 44-14906, and had succumb to many civilian modifications
since its original manufacture. With the level of authentic warbird restorations ever increasing, when the aircraft was purchased by Ken Wagnon in 1996, he enlisted Midwest Aero Restorations (already then well known for their quality and authentic restoration work) to rebuild the aircraft into completely stock form, the aim being to make it a clone of the 44-14906 that Preddy flew in late 1944. Through nearly 6-years of research and hard work, the aircraft was taken completely apart, down to minimal components, and re-finished, part by part, to match the original factory specifications. All original wartime hardware and systems were re-installed and made to work, including items that had not yet to be seen in most Mustang restorations to that point, including the fuselage fuel tank, period radios, armor plating and a working gun sight. The same level of care was given to the markings, which were extensively researched through the use of period photos, with the blue paint of the nose even matched to a paint chip made from the remnants of the original "late-blue" paint used at the time 44-14906 was in-action (which happened to have been found applied to the walls of a bathroom that was still standing at the former 352nd FG base at Bodney, England - this paint was confirmed to be that of RAF Deep Sky Blue, the same paint used on Photo-Recon Mosquito’s). Even the installation of the dual Spitfire mirrors was handled with great attention to accuracy and authenticity. Without any documentation on how they were originally fitted, period photographs were studied to find the answers. When out-fitting the gun bays, 352nd FG armorers were consulted with, so as to configure the gun bays to exactly the way they would have been seen on Preddy's aircraft in December 1944. The aircraft was rolled out for the first time in late 2001, with the last of the restoration work completed in early 2002, setting a new bench-mark in authentic Mustang restorations. At the 2002 Oshkosh Air Show, the restored "Cripes A' Mighty" was awarded the highly coveted Warbird Grand Champion award, and would go on to win another highly coveted award, the Rolls Royce Heritage Trophy, at the 2007 National Aviation Heritage Invitational event in Reno, NV.  

P-51D 'Little Friends II'

The very first production P-51D’s, officially titled P-51D-5-NA's, began to enter service in Europe in late May and early June, 1944, just in time for the D-Day operations, and the events that followed. Some of the most all-time recognizable P-51D’s – “Lou IV,” “Cripes A’ Mighty 3rd,” “Frenesi,” “Hurry Home Honey,” “Donald Duck,” “Flying Dutchman,” “Happy Jack’s Go Buggy,” “Marie”, etc. - were P-51D-5-NA's.

By mid-late P-51D-5-NA production, a report that the tails of P-51B’s, C’s and D’s were failing structurally due to violent snap-rolls, had to be addressed. North American engineered a fillet for the dorsal fin, which tapered up into the vertical stabilizer from the point of the production-break between the fuselage and tail assemblies. This fillet both added heightened structural strength, while also cutting down on the violent effects of snap-rolling the aircraft. This fillet was first installed on the last few production P-51D-5-NA’s, and into P-51D-10-NA production. Through a technical order that was issued, kits were also sent to all P-51D-5-NA’s and early Mustangs already operating in the field. These fillets were of a slightly different construction-design than those fitted in production of later P-51D’s.

Little Friends II Variants.

P-51D-5-NA (44-13317) "Donald Duck" 336th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF
P-51D-5-NA (44-13318) "Frenesi" 364th FS, 357th FG, 8th AF
P-51D-5-NA (44-13321) "Cripes A' Mighty 3rd" 487th FS, 352nd FG, 8th AF
P-51D-5-NA (44-13298) "Marie" 2nd FS, 52nd FG, 15th AF
P-51D-5-NA (44-13410) "Lou IV/Athelene" 375th FS, 361st FG, 8th AF
P-51D-5-NA (44-13471) "The Comet" 505th FS, 339th FG, 8th AF
P-51D-5-NA (44-13500) "Flying Dutchman" 308th FS, 31st FG, 15th AF
P-51D-5-NA (44-13760) "Glengary Guy/Jackie" 79th FS, 20th FG, 8th AF

P-51D-5-NA (44-13317) "Donald Duck"

P-51D 'Little Friends'

Little Friends was the colloquial and affectionate label for the Escort Fighters as given by the Bomber crews in World War II as they were esorted on raids to their targets. In many cases the Litle Friends Fighters were P-51 Mustangs.
Here the D model is modelled for the first time by Warbirdsim in its true original form. Extremely accurately researched and modelled Gunbay with with ammunition shoots and indivudually built shells. The gun bay has been recreated to match all of the exact original factory specifications, just as the rest of Warbirdsim’s P-51D Mustang has been built to meet.

Eight Aircraft
Packard Merlin Sound Set
Full Livery Package (details below)

P-51D-10-NA (44-14798) "Butch Baby"

P-51D-15-NA (44-14985) "The Millie G"
P-51D-15-NA (44-15137) "Baby Duck"
P-51D-20-NA (44-63668) "Live Bait"
P-51D-20-NA (44-72218) "Big Beautiful Doll"
P-51D-20-NA (44-72366) "Hubert"
P-51D-25-NA (44-72671) "The Enchantress"
P-51K-15-NT (44-12653) "Factory Fresh RAF"


Following in the footsteps of our P-51Ds in their restored state, 'Little Friends' is the P-51D represented in its true form, as a high and low altitude pursuit fighter.
Battle weary, scratched and knocked. They are as they would have appeared in the mid World War II period.
Each part of the gun bay structure is properly finished in either chromate yellow or interior green paint, according to original factory photos, factory processes, and research conducted by leading Mustang restorers. Various placards and original inspection stamps can be clearly viewed and read up-close. The belts of ammunition are loaded to exactly match the proper loading-method, as outlined on the original ammunition-loading placard. All of the mounting brackets, ammunition feed chutes, link-ejector chutes, and shell ejector chutes for each individual 50-cal machine gun are accurately reproduced. For the rivet counters amongst us, even the number individual links in the ammunition feed chutes is correct.
As fitted to the original aircraft, at between 14,500 and 19,500 feet (17,500 feet in our case), the supercharger will shift from low blower into high blower automatically. Low blower will allow the pilot to climb at 46-in MP, 2700-RPM, though continued throttle adjustments will be needed to maintain this setting as you continue to climb to higher altitudes. At 17,500 ft indicated, just about the point at which 46-in MP can no longer be maintained with the throttle full-forward, the supercharger will shift into high blower. Careful use of the power and manifold pressure throughtout the climb is prudent, the supercharger indicator lamp additionally will turn on.


P-51D Part 2 Restored Types

Warbirdsim FSX P-51D 'Cadillac of the Skies’
Part 2 features 7 +  1 Bonus aircraft, individual P-51 aircraft (not repaints, actual modeled variants), that can be flown in FSX. These are the most perfect examples of one of the most attractive, successful and iconic fighters ever produced.

Eight Aircraft
Packard Merlin Sound Set
Full Livery Package (details below)


P-51 Mustangs:
P-51D-20NA  'Daddy's Girl'
P-51D-30NT 'Little Rebel'
P-51D-20NA 'Jumpin Jacques'
P-51D-25NA USAF FF-704
P-51D-25NT 'Buzzin Cuzzin'
P-51D (Cavalier Mk.II) 'It's About Time'
P-51D (CA-18 Mk.23) RAAF Museum A68-170
P-51D-25NA 'Moose/Candyman' (bonus aircraft)

3 different Propellers are modelled. The earlier cuffed Hamilton Standard blades. Hamilton Standard blades of the flat tip variety and the later wider rounded tip Aeroproducts type originally fitted to the P-51H, these are on P-51D-25NA USAF FF-704 .
P-51D-25NA Candyman/Moose
has been added as a bounus as we have already featured this aircraft in Part 1. It is of course an earlier incarnation of 'Ferocious Frankie' as operated by the Old Flying Machine Company. Seen here in Part 2 in 357th Fighter Group colours as operated by the Fighter Collection from 1981 - 1999.

P-51D-20NA  'Daddy's Girl' is the first FS modelled Mustang to feature working controls in the rear seat, as illustrated.

In 1957, David Lindsay, a publisher, formed Trans Florida Aviation Inc. He bought sveral surplus P-51Ds with the intention of converting them to full civilian use. Most Wartime equipment was replaced with modern avionics and the fin was increased in height. By 1961 these aircraft where Christened Cavalier Mustangs.
Origianlly built as P-51D-5-NA 'Cavalier Mustang It's About time', clearly shows of its clean lines and taller fin.

Warbirdsim FSX P-51D 'Cadillac of the Skies’
Part 1 features 7 individual P-51 aircraft (not repaints, actual modeled variants), that can be flown in FSX. These are the most perfect examples of one of the most attractive, successful and iconic fighters ever produced.

Seven Aircraft
Packard Merlin Sound Set
Full Livery Package (details below)


P-51 Mustangs:
P-51D-30NA - ‘Happy Jack's Go Buggy’
P-51D-20NA - ‘Upupa Epops’
F-6D-25NT - ‘Lil' Margaret’
P-51K-10NT - ‘Fragile But Agile’
P-51D-25NT - ‘NACA 127’
P-51D-25NA - ‘Ferocious Frankie’
P-51D-25NA - ‘Vintage Wings Of Canada’


The floor gauges, as per the real aeroplane, are not easily visible unless you lean forward and peer over the edge of the seat.  Aeroproducts and 2 different Hamilton Standard Propellers are modelled. The earlier cuffed Hamilton Standard blades, were then replaced with the Aeroproducts type, which where in turn succeeded by the return to Hamilton Standard blades of the flat tip variety! This provides an example on the attention to detail afforded to this version and no expense has been spared to get every part 100% right.

The Aeroproducts propeller as well as being a very different shape and profile is also seated further forward on the spinner mounting as shown above.

Extremely accurately modelled Laminar Flow wing. In the illustration the thickest part of the aerofoil section is at approx 60% from the leading edge. Several aircraft employed this unusual shapped wing section, including the Douglas A-26 Invader and the Bell P-63.

There are different seat configurations modelled. A Schick-Johnson manufactured seat, its size and placement in the cockpit is exact - from various photos from the cockpit of Happy Jack's Go Buggy and other research, matches perfectly. The two-seat versions have a modified Warren-McArthur manufactured seat, which is narrower both horizontally and longitudinally to the Schick-Johnson type. These types of seats are required in the stock-fuselage, two-seat dual control types, as they allow enough room for rudder pedals for the rear seat. The illustration also shows the two seat NACA version with the front seat tilted forward.

Fighter Leader FSX Version

Warbirdsim P-51B/C and Mustang III features two additional aircraft in Fighter Leader  for FSX
The P-51C model is now presented in the following liveries:
'Dody'(new), 'Princess Elizabeth' and 'Ina The Macon Belle'

The P-51B is represented as:
'Sleepytime Gal'(new), 'Shangri-La', 'Ding Hao!', 'Factory Fresh' and Old Crow’ (Malcolm Hood)

Mustang III
is represented as:
Polish 133 Wing, RAF (Malcolm Hood) and 112 sqn RAF markings with Sharksmouth

Below is a selection of part of the Fighter Leader Special Edtion version.

The Warbirdsim Mustangs for FSX feature many inhancements of the FS9 version.
Good use has been made of the additional texturing features available in FSX. Specular shine making the metalic areas of the aeroplanes look like actual metal and Bump map texturing, bring out the panel lines as if they were the original aluminium, adding raised rivets to the few areas on the Mustang where they were deemed necessary. 

Warbirdsim P-51 FS2004 Liveries
The Warbirdsim P-51 model has been finished in a number of liveries and variants.
The textures are accurate right down to the last rivet!
There are four different packages available in FS2004, the first three feature the individual types as sets. Fighter Pairs for the P-51C, P-51B and Mustang III, containing two aircraft per set.

Fighter Leader
the fourth and largest of the packages contains all of the aircraft plus two additional P-51B aircraft a factory fresh example, just as it would have looked as rolled out of the Inglewood factory and 'Bud' Anderson's 'Old Crow' with the later Malcolm Hood.

The P-51C model will be presented in the following liveries:
1) ‘Princess Elizabeth’
2) ‘Ina The Macon Belle’

The P-51B will be presented as:
1) ‘Shangri-La’
2) ‘Old Crow’ (Malcolm Hood)
3) ‘Ding Hao!
4) ‘Factory Fresh’
Mustang III will be presented as:
1) Polish 133 Wing, RAF (Malcolm Hood)
2) 112 sqn RAF markings with Sharksmouth

Standard P-51B Canopy
The side windows slide back and to open, the port side panel lifts up taking the whole top section over to starbord.

Packard Merlin Engine PureSound
REAL Merlin 4567.50 cat issu. Formidly and professionally recorded at 44.1 match Hx rates with surround sound capability and with over three machine recordings and 100 edit bits - this is one sound set that will set the stage for sound simulation for a long time to come - pin back your ears and hold on to your chairs. Your floor is going to shake like never before....Recorded to a very high quality from various positions around the aeroplane.
These Merlin sounds are as close as you will get to hearing your very own engine crackling away 10 ft in front of you. Right from the gyros starting up to the sound of the reduction gearing slowing to a stop, no where else can you match the standard of the Warbirdsim Merlin

As can be seen the cockpit screenshot as per the real P-51 most switches are clickable as detailed in the manual.